Re-Usable Roller Bearings
- Published: Friday, 17 August 2012 12:41
Elite Roller Manufacturing introduced patented steel can trough and return idlers which include two tapered roller bearings in each hub (four per idler) for significantly longer service life. In addition to longevity, the patented Elite design allows the re-use of the axle assembly, yielding a significant savings over replacing entire idler assemblies. Because there is no welding on the idler assembly, any damaged parts can be replaced in just minutes. Also, rollers can be refurbished at a fraction of the price of new ones, with 90 percent of the materials re-used. Elite Rollers are available in 5-, 6- and 7-in. diameters with standard shell thickness of 3/16 in. and 1/4 in. Standard rollers include 3/4-in. bearings, while heavy duty rollers are equipped with 1 1/4-in. bearings. They are available for belt widths of 18-in. to 96-in., with an optional polyurethane coating. An inner support tubes ensures that hubs are independent of each other for smoother operation and longer life. Stainless steel shafts are also available for corrosive applications.
Elite Roller Manufacturing, www.eliterollermanufacturing.com